I could feel the heat coming from the bonus room over my garage as I got about half-way up the stairs. Of course I kept the door to the bonus room closed to help keep the hot air from coming downstairs. I was running a portable AC unit in the bonus room which caused a $100-increase on my monthly electric bill.
It was also hot in my office and the guest room. The downstairs unit was running non-stop trying (but not managing) to keep the temperature to where I had it set. I had the HVAC cleaned and serviced. Nothing wrong there. It was suggested I check my attic insulation.
I called for spray foam insulation prices and decided that was too expensive. Then, I found a contractor on the FB group in my local area. Robb came out and saw that the old insulation in my attic was matted down and not doing much to help keep the heat in the attic from seeping through.
After getting a 5-minute education on R-value and insulation requirements, I contracted Robb to install blown-in insulation in my entire attic. My mom knew that I had been having trouble staying cool so she sent me a check for more than enough to cover the insulation cost. She says she would rather see me enjoy spending my inheritance while she’s living than after she’s gone. I love my mother! I wish everyone had a mother so kind and generous.
After installation was complete I had a value of R-40 and could tell a difference within 24 hours. The unit downstairs was keeping all the rooms comfortable. The bonus room was staying cool with the portable unit running–it actually cycled on and off as it reached the temperature I had set. For the past month, I’ve not had the unit on.
I recognize that all abundance and provision ultimately comes from God. However, other people may be the physical hands that bring it to you. I am thankful for all the good and perfect gifts that come from above and through human hands.
Oh, and Robb said to call him if I had any needs pertaining to roofing or siding, and that he knew people in the industry who could help with other jobs. Did you say roofing? I’ve been wanting to cover my back deck with a roof ever since I moved here. Robb will be coming back! 🙂
Gratitude is the key to manifesting the desires of your heart! God even puts those desires in your heart to start with!